Lend Me a Tenor

Lend Me a Tenor

by Ken Ludwig


May 6-8, 13-15, & 20-22, 2022

Friday & Saturday 8 pm, Sunday 3 pm


Directed by Mike Burke

World-renowned tenor Tito Merelli has signed on to sing the role of Canio in Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci" for one night only at the Cleveland Grand Opera Company. Through a series of mishaps, however, he is given a double dose of tranquilizers, and passes out. Believing him dead, and desperate to salvage the evening, general manager Henry Saunders persuades his assistant Max to get into Merelli's costume and fool the audience. He succeeds admirably; but soon the real Merelli comes to, dons his spare costume, and is ready to perform.

Photo courtesy of Neil Jester - Fine Art Photography.

"Ken Ludwig's Lend Me a Tenor" is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com


$17 for adults
$14 for seniors (60+) and teachers,
$12 for students.
All prices include sales tax.



Max – Devlin Burke
Maggie – Anna Reford
Tito Merelli – Donovan Platt
Maria – Karen Bell Chandler
Henry Saunders – Gregg Vogelsmeier
Diana – Janea Platt
Julia – Linda Minney
Bellhop – Archie Collins



Stage Manager – Logan Chidester
Lighting Design – Allen Tyndall
Costume Design – Sylvia Tyndall
Set Design – Drew Proctor
Props – Velna Pollock
Marketing – Mark Graves
Photographer – Neil Jester
Musical Associate – Steffanie Vaughn
Intimacy Coordinator – Caitlin Stafford
Makeup – Alisa Absher